Imagine a cool $25,000 in your pocket, just waiting to be lavished on your outdoor living space.
Can you see it? Lanterns flickering on an expanse of satiny teak. And dinner for six, served up with pure California coastal cachet.
Before you plan the patio-warming party, you have to make your dream a possibility by voting in Frontgate’s Outdoor Makeover Sweepstakes. Just tell us which of the looks inspires you most, and you’ll be entered to win one of four thrilling prizes, including the $25,000 gift card from Frontgate.
Here’s the scoop: the editors from House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Veranda handpicked six spectacular outdoor looks from Frontgate. (Furniture collections Charleston, Roma & Veranda shown here.)
Now we’re asking you to decide which is the most-loved look of the summer … and to ponder the question: if you won, would you choose one of these looks or create one all your own?
Enter once per day from now until July 3. No purchase is necessary. Vote now … and dream big!
THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE!
Get ready to celebrate Memorial day in style.
Nothing says summer like the sizzle of the grill on Memorial Day. Just like opening the pool, firing up the grill for a party seems to be the official kick-off to our favorite season.
Cooking outdoors is one of the easiest (and most fun) ways to feed a crowd. And everyone is a fan. Before your guests take the first taste, they’re tantalized by the sizzle and scent that permeate the air.Cassara Dining Set shown
Make your meal even more memorable with a menu that’s a little unexpected, like our Spicy Grilled Pork Loin. The smoky hint of heat, balanced by sweet and tangy grilled fruit, promises to entice every last taste bud. [...]
The water dances like diamonds. The sun toasts our shoulders. Laughter rings out, and a chilled drink is near to hand. Listen, and you’ll hear the occasional clean swoosh of a dive, sounding soft as a memory.
The day the pool opens? It’s the day we really kick off everything we love about summer.
Host the first pool party of the season, and you’ll be the one making the splash. Here are six summer essentials guaranteed to take it to the next level.
James Bond made it clear how he liked his martinis. Shaken, not stirred. But it wasn’t just the vodka martini that Bond imbibed. He also was fond of the old fashioned, Americano and stinger.
Even before the suave Bond sidled up to the bar on screen, Americans were experimenting with all varieties of spirits. Gin. Vodka. Scotch. Even Crème-de-menthe. Prohibition, followed by the Great Depression and World War II, had left Americans wanting a good drink. From bustling cities to dewy new suburbs, high-quality liquor was flowing freely.
During the 50+ years that have ensued, cocktail crazes have come and gone. Today, the making of a cocktail has become a culinary craft. Mixologists concoct their own tonics, syrups and infusions and blend them with finely crafted, small-batch spirits.
Leafing through two enchanting cocktail books we’ve found two classic midcentury cocktails that have been recreated for today’s inquisitive paletes. Bottoms up! [...]